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A Boswell Of Baghdad

Auhtor: E Lucas

Language: english
Published: 1917

Genres:

short story collection
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Review by Bob Tobias, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Boswell Of Baghdad':

A Boswell Of Baghdad by E V Lucas. This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks notations marginalia and flawed pages.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Boswell Of Baghdad':


... that was meat and drink to the local satirists, one of whom wrote: The men of Damascus are bewildered with the multitude of legal decisions. Their ...
... she replied: Papa, I do not mean what is the most beautiful object in it I was only expressing my admiration at its beauty.. In that case you must ...
... by a flying thing, dressed, as it were, in a double cloak of striped cloth.. By Allah. exclaimed the delighted father, recognizing a chip of the ...
... extempore these verses: Where is death sold, that I may buy it. for this life is devoid of good. Oh. let death, whose taste to me is sweet, come ...
... I cannot reproach a person for not visiting me, whom I myself should not go to visit were he sick. Modern would-be wits might take the hint for ...
... orders to that effect, they calculated the amount, and answered that they did not possess near so much wheat as was required. These words were reported ...
... he awoke, he gave up the world, and turned to God. Bishr being once asked with what sauce he ate his bread, replied: I think on good health, and I ...
... troops, the katibs, and the persons who held an eminent rank at court. Musk is an expensive thing in itself, but each of these balls contained a ticket, ...
... and the much more amusing illiteracy below stairs. It will be a bad day for England when education is so prevalent that nursemaids have it too. Much less ...
... I've lost my lass, For lack o' thee I scrimp my glass. Or, if not blank, thirty (say) spaces might be ruled on it, in which the names of its first ...
... but there it is: I'm going.' I assure you I felt for a moment inclined to back out altogether and advise him to stay on. I was even half disposed to ...
... struck by its humour that I added it to my childish repertory. And from this recollection I passed on to ponder upon the melancholy truth that originality ...
... and domestic trifles as white plates and cups, the hard crust of bread, and the roughness of blankets. This, to strangers to the poem, may not ...
... Mills:. The energitic gentleman is getting on well. All these were living and probably in daily reception of the obeisances of the retired medical ...
... another, with tears. What do you think I am. one inquired. You shall have six guesses.. Give us a clue, said a voice. Very well. I'm ...
... good subjects for the artist. He might strip the boxer or runner naked, if he liked, and exhibit his art in the representation of strength and beauty ...
... gesticulating on the Brighton front, I had never until this night seen these afflicted creatures in intimate and sparkling talk. I found the sight not ...
... well. But the other did not laugh at all. His face remained the dull thing it was. You see, said the story-teller, explaining the point, there ...
... his church reduced to ruins and most of his parish destroyed by fire by the invading Huns, and never budged from his post-had himself recently drawn ...
... by its austerity and splendour. The Good God is at the head, between Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin. All the saints are there, and the Poilu ...